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Become a member and discover where geography can take you.

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Society Membership is for anyone who wishes to be inspired by and stay informed about our planet, its peoples and environments.

Yearly membership


As a Member you can enjoy:

Connect with the community of geographers

Stay informed about geography and the Society

Access to expertise and resources

  • Access to the Members' Room for meetings, remote working or relaxing

  • Use the Foyle Reading Room, our library of maps, books, guides, and access our historic Collections

  • Get expert advice on informed travel with our workshops, events and courses


Support the Society

  • Your membership is vital to support and sustain the work of the Society, advancing geography and geographical learning across professional sectors, schools, higher education and public engagement.

Am I eligible?

Membership is open to everyone who wishes to discover more about the world around them through fascinating lectures, inspiring articles and our remarkable Collections.

Alternatively, Fellowship may be right for you if you have a geography degree, undertake geographical research, use geography in a professional capacity, teach geography or have a well-developed enthusiasm for geography, for example through journalism, expeditions or travel writing. Find out more or get in touch with the Membership Office.


Join today

One year's membership is just £176.

How to apply

By email: download and complete the application form, attach your CV and email to

By post: If you prefer to apply by post, simply download and complete the application form, and post it to us with your payment and CV to the Membership Office.

Please address to: Membership Office, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.

Download application form (pdf)

Download application form (Word)

Give as a gift

You can give Membership as a gift and inspire someone with a year of geographical events and opportunities

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